But there was just one problem. Rodriguez, a truck driver, was 2,800 miles away for work in California. So he did what any animal lover would: He dropped everything.
“I told my wife, ‘I need to go get him,’” he said. “‘I’m on a mission to rescue this dog.’”
Rodriguez contacted his employer and, luckily, they were very accommodating and scheduled a delivery route that would take him to New York. He called the shelter to let them know he was coming, and then he was off.